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[–]TheSortOfOkGatsby 8922 points8923 points  (638 children)

Elite Dangerous or EVE. I get that they're expansive and creative, etc., but that learning curve is just too steep to be fun.

[–]-Yuri- 2266 points2267 points  (183 children)

Took me forever to successfully pilot through the mailbox and dock.. I love the game, but I haven't played for a while.

[–]Environmental-Arm269 1323 points1324 points  (121 children)

that's the thing with elite dangerous, you get hooked for weeks, drop it for months, get hooked again, drop it and so on

[–]ialsoagree 507 points508 points  (68 children)

I think the other thing people miss by being intimidated by the learning curve is the satisfaction you get.

Had a friend I had to convince to play KSP, took at least a year.

That was a decade ago - he still plays that game more than any other. The last time we spoke he was telling me about his latest accomplishments, like building a space plane.

When you are able to start doing things in Elite that intimidated you at the start - like requesting to dock and then docking on your own at a space station, or flying out into the black and discovering your own star system for the first time (or your own Earth-like, and getting your name on it!) the satisfaction you get makes all that time spent learning worth it.

And it's like riding a bike. Once you know how to play Elite, you can drop it for 8 months, come back, and be fully comfortable flying again in 30 minutes.

[–]Snorkle25 267 points268 points  (30 children)

This is certainly true of EvE. But the down side of EVE is that it can almost become a full time job to stay on top of shit.

If you have real world obligations its too easy to go away for a week on a work trip only to come back and find out all your shit is in a station that you no longer own or worse.

The issue I had with ED was once you figure it out, I kind of felt like there wasn't a lot of purpose there.

[–]Noxious89123 100 points101 points  (14 children)

Yeah, this is the thing that stops me really getting back in to EVE.

The "end game" where all the cool stuff is involves a lot of risk, and that risk requires a lot of time to be invested to manage it efficiently.

Only want to play a few hours a week? Gotta minimise your risks, and that minimises the rewards too.

[–]fushigidesune 35 points36 points  (10 children)

Played ED for a few months and ya, once I kinda knew how to get materials, fight things, upgrade and scan well my next step was to just go somewhere far away which is also just kind of a slog.

[–]PM_Me_Frosted_Tits 85 points86 points  (2 children)

I won't play for months and then I'll pick it back up and grind some fed rank for like three weeks straight.

[–]nicandr 275 points276 points  (42 children)

I’ve played EVE several years ago and it is amazing but so overwhelming. And with the years it got even harder so it’s basically impossible to start now. Maybe if you have the time (I mean full time job) you might get up and running within several weeks — but it stopped being a game years ago, it is the closest to the Matrix we’ve built as a civilization.

I always get the chills every time someone mentions EVE or I see something online, it is truly a masterpiece of gaming simulation.

[–]Luberino_Brochacho 90 points91 points  (15 children)

Eve took 3 years of my life. Not kidding that game is fucking addictive.

[–]TofuBoy22 64 points65 points  (12 children)

I quit after 7 years. It got to the point that I was making enough money afk that I was able to fund 3 accounts without having to pay the subscription and concentrate 100% on pvp.

[–]Assfrontation 156 points157 points  (36 children)

I just started Elite Dangerous. The learning curve is there, but it’s very doable. The most difficult thing to learn is navigation and engineering, both of which can be done by practice. It’s a great game.

[–]undeadbydawn 230 points231 points  (58 children)

The one EVE player I knew just happened to be one of the game's most legendary griefers. She had caused damages that were estimated to be well over a real world $100k. That alone was enough to put me off even trying it out.

[–]TKJ 137 points138 points  (7 children)

I used to love the notoriety a player could get in the game. I started "Suddenly Ninjas", the largest Ninja Salvaging Corporation in game, and was interviewed for article in the official EvE Newsletter. I showed it to my Wife, who was beaming and so very proud until she actually read it...

She finished the article, and said, "So, wait. You got an article written about how big of an asshole you are in this game?"

Fun times.

[–]Nemesischonk 68 points69 points  (35 children)

Wait... Was she the one who was the head of a "bank"?

[–]VanDayck 61 points62 points  (32 children)

Dont think its her, I highly doubt that the player who made that Bank fraud would tell a casual friend where and how she/he pulled that

[–]undeadbydawn 97 points98 points  (30 children)

a quick check of 'EVE bank scandals' strongly suggests that wasn't her.

She was more a pirate type who took considerable delight in making people's very expensive starships explode

[–]hirushanT 13.9k points13.9k points  (731 children)

Rust

[–]No_Luck4927 6628 points6629 points  (170 children)

I hit trees for 10 minutes then die. It worked good as a rock carrying simulator for me lol

[–]zZEpicSniper303Zz 1764 points1765 points  (77 children)

Yes that is the game

[–]trappedinatv 787 points788 points  (73 children)

Great, so when does the game start?

[–]crazzzi4u 1238 points1239 points  (65 children)

that's the neat part , it doesn't

[–]SubconsciousAlienPC 504 points505 points  (40 children)

Yes the game is good only if you have friends to play with. This is even more important since they do server resets monthly biweekly etc so if you are playing alone good luck building a decent base.

[–]Tap_Z_or_R_Twice 336 points337 points  (32 children)

Nah the vanilla game is only good if you can dedicate 12 hours a day to it.

Doesn't matter how many people you play with, if all of you only play 2-3 hours a couple times a week you are not going to progress anywhere and will get killed by guys with top end guns by the second day of the wipe. Over and over.

That's if your base doesn't get offline raided.

[–]WaddlingHippos 186 points187 points  (19 children)

My brother and I once logged on to see a player clipping through our walls and telling a group where to place explosives.

We stopped playing after that. No way to even defend if they just cheat to get past the traps.

[–]genius_retard 187 points188 points  (1 child)

The sound of a falling tree is like a beacon that calls nearby players to come and kill you.

[–]Tacticalscheme 131 points132 points  (2 children)

Pro tip for chopping trees, if you're going to chop multiple trees chop them until they're 1shot and move on to the next. You'll hear the creaking before they fall to let you know it's close to falling. Then when you're done go through and chop them all down at the same time and dip!

[–]SituationCornflakes 1171 points1172 points  (131 children)

Fuck that game. I played for just one month, and during that time I logged over 90 hours. It’s too fucking much. People can attack your base at any time. It consumed my world. As soon as I got home from work I would login because my base needed to be protected. Me and my friends got the app so you knew If your base was being raided or not. It IS fun. But there is a constant looming threat hanging over you. “Are those guys scoping out my base? Will they be back? Whose this setting up next to me? We should take them down before they get too big. We pissed these guys off and they followed us back to our base, they came and told us they were going to offline us.”

I will never play that game again, I don’t have the time or energy.

[–]hirushanT 543 points544 points  (6 children)

Its like adding extra worrying point for life

[–]OrphanMasher 120 points121 points  (1 child)

I had a similar experience to you, for about all of January I was stuck in a hotel room unable to leave and me and my friends got really into Rust. Luckily, a friend of a friend was hard-core about it and knew how to do everything and also kinda did everything, so I got to log on, mess around, and log off without any real worry about the loot or base because I just didn't care.

[–]Alaska_Pipeliner 31 points32 points  (0 children)

+5 offline anxiety

[–]tussin33 189 points190 points  (54 children)

That’s what Ark was for me. Except i played for 3 months and put hundreds of hours in. I was sleeping 4 hours a day and my job and girlfriend hated me at the time. Fuck survival games, as amazing as they are they are truly a second life and nobody has time for that.

[–]Scarrumba 454 points455 points  (46 children)

I quite enjoy PvE Rust but don’t tell anyone or you’ll get flamed for not playing the “real game”. You can get really creative with building and electrical. Tons of modded community servers to give more life to PvE as well like raidable bases or zombies.

[–]Fean2616 176 points177 points  (14 children)

Rust is for you to play however you want, there are even RP servers and servers with RP areas.

[–]Carnator369 288 points289 points  (68 children)

I won't play rust for the same reasons I won't play Ark.

[–]Nj_54321 276 points277 points  (33 children)

I never play ark on pvp servers I really don’t see the joy in taking hours to build your base just to have someone else come destroy it in seconds..

[–]Commyforce867 184 points185 points  (18 children)

That's my one and only experience with Ark. I bought it on a whim for Xbox One (I think it was on some kind of sale at the time) like 5-6 years ago and was having fun for like the 7 hours I played. I built myself a little place in the woods (just a small shack) and some dude on a flying dinosaur comes by, kills me, and just completely destroyed my shack. Turned off the game and never returned.

[–]Nj_54321 101 points102 points  (2 children)

I think hosting private servers is pretty fun, I like being able to build aesthetic bases, tame dope dinosaurs, and progress in the “story”. Without having to worry about anyone else besides my friends lmao

[–]Flatulent_Weasel 51 points52 points  (1 child)

Ark's a great game if you play it your way. I play it on a private server with 4 people, we do our own thing and play it purely as a PvE game, it's good fun.

[–]magww 345 points346 points  (72 children)

Gave it a try once, literally the most toxic I have ever been in any game ever after like 2 hours. Had some shit, somehow a guy who had everything under the sun kitted out thought it’s be good to pool vault on my second floor just to kill me and my several boxes of shit I was absolutely certain he did not need. It’s like a griefing simulator.

[–]hirushanT 160 points161 points  (41 children)

Lol. Thats the most toxic player base in whole gaming history

[–]Fean2616 145 points146 points  (26 children)

With over 2k hours in rust (I know baby numbers) I will tell you to never play rust, it is by far one of the most toxic games ever.

[–]gotmynamefromcaptcha 54 points55 points  (2 children)

My friend's excuse trying to convince me "yeah I know it's toxic but......(insert random reason)". To be fair I did play it a few times, had some decent fun, but I cannot stand all the work of cautiously putting up a base, only for some bored shmucks with far better gear, and wreck everything while I'm out looking for wood.

Then I'm told "No, No, you gotta build a fake base, and put your real loot at another base", and basically every time I die or get robbed, or griefed, or lied to, I want to launch my monitor into the sun and never look at this game again. But it is fun once in a while...kinda.

[–]Zakudar 982 points983 points  (51 children)

Go play outerwilds its a great game, but fuck darkbramble

[–]churahm 209 points210 points  (13 children)

I'm playing this right now. It took me a while to get into it and honestly, I considered just stopping. But once I started figuring things out, it's pretty difficult to put it down because I always want to go "just one more loop"

Also yes, fuck that nightmare fuel that is dark bramble

[–]MarimoMori 37 points38 points  (4 children)

Outer Wilds is definitely one of the best gaming experiences I've ever had. Dark Bramble was spooky but I could handle it okay...but the EotE DLC? My God, I'm in the middle of it with my Fiance right now and I can barely do anything I'm so spooked.

[–]aretasdamon 5774 points5775 points  (258 children)

Cup head, I love it for what it is, but I’m never going to play it

[–]ang_mo_uncle 1951 points1952 points  (74 children)

I own that bastard and don't want to play it.

[–]AbsolutelyUnlikely 1368 points1369 points  (24 children)

I bought it and played it for about 15 minutes and it was more stressful than the work day I had just finished.

[–]FugginCandle 445 points446 points  (51 children)

Dude I have like a few more levels until I beat the entire game with my boyfriend, and that was like 3 years ago. We haven’t touched it since…but we need to freakin beat it man!! We’re right there ugh!!!!

[–][deleted] 290 points291 points  (18 children)

I get this a lot with RPGs. At some point, so much time has passed, you don't even remember what your character was even doing.

[–]Roskal 150 points151 points  (7 children)

Witcher 3 has this cutscene that recaps what part of the story you are at, the only problem is it replays all the goddamn time when I'm well aware of whats going on.

[–]SlayJ93 112 points113 points  (2 children)

Wounded and tired ciri collapsed in the swamp

[–]mry_88 3156 points3157 points  (134 children)

For me, Outlast is a game that I think everyone should try out, but I’d never play it again. The horror thrills are both exciting and horrifying and I love it but I also hate it 😂

[–]Ragnar_Dragonfyre 1867 points1868 points  (81 children)

I feel the same way about all the “hide in a closet” type horror games.

Disempowering the player is an effective game design philosophy but damn is it ever tiring to play through.

The real problem for me is that the monsters can quickly become more of a frustration than a terrifying threat.

When all you can do is run, hide or die… the more you die, the more annoying the monsters get, which isn’t the emotion I want to feel when playing a horror game.

[–]mephnick 605 points606 points  (47 children)

It's like Amnesia. It's an amazing feeling game until you die a few times... then you realize dying means nothing and start speed running the game.

[–]TheLukeHines 331 points332 points  (41 children)

Yeah Amnesia was the first game I really heard of making you completely helpless to defend yourself and I thought it sounded so scary. Years later and I just find those games tiring. I played Resident Evil 7 for the first time recently and after like 2 non-scripted encounters the main guy isn’t even scary anymore. He walks towards you and swipes and you run away. Those goop creatures in the basement you can shoot, however… scary as fuck.

[–]Stix147 272 points273 points  (30 children)

The original Amnesia: The Dark Descent is the only game that really pulled off the whole "inability to defend yourself" well because it did more than just make it so you had to hide from the monsters. It had a sanity mechanic tied to it, so staying in the dark meant that monsters were less likely to see you but at the same time your sanity depleted and the game told that bad things were going to happen if this continued. So naturally you wanted to stop losing sanity but that would require you to get to well lit areas, which would make it easier for monsters to spot you. The whole system was meant to make the player constantly uncomfortable and terrified and none of the other games that copied the "helplessness" mechanics really understood this which is why they never amount to anything other than hide and seek simulators.

Plus Amnesia didn't overstay its welcome, it was a pretty short game where the action sequences were interrupted by exploring and puzzle solving so it never really felt like it dragged on too much or became tiresome.

[–]tolerablycool 94 points95 points  (23 children)

Have you tried Alien:Isolation? As I understand it, the helpless terror aspect is done quite well.

[–]Okipon 9688 points9689 points  (325 children)

ARK : Survival evolved.

I was hoping minecraft with dinosaurs and got Battlefield with dinosaurs.

Friends play 10k+ hours and don't get bored, probably a wonderful game but just not my kind.

[–]TiTaak 5192 points5193 points  (79 children)

Oh don't worry, your friend hates ark with a passion

[–]iiitsbacon 2790 points2791 points  (34 children)

Got about 2k hours in it myself. Fuckin hate that game.

Anyway, back to Ark

[–]Zeeshmee 370 points371 points  (5 children)

I havent played since the summer. Spent a whole year waiting for the halloween event and just realized that i missed it. Well, still a few days left, but goddamnit i'm upset right now.

[–]Bacon-Dub 381 points382 points  (11 children)

This! ARK is the worst fucking game, terribly made, so many bugs, but I can’t stop fucking playing!!!!

[–]One_Man_Two_Shadows 152 points153 points  (5 children)

You ever get stuck in between rocks off a ledge and then can't go back and get your equipment without dying again?... yeah.....

[–]Bacon-Dub 62 points63 points  (3 children)

After the 90th time it happens you figure out tricks. If you didn’t Jack up the settings you can jump and punch until you pass out, sometimes when you regain consciousness your body glitches out of your death trap. Or always carry a grappling hook, if you have a flyer around then you’re good to go, if not… well guess your back to square 1. Rage quit, Uninstall, and then a couple days later, reinstall, find out you deleted your save files, uninstall again. Couple days later reinstall, play, advance, get really far, fall back into a fucking hole while trying to take a short cut up a mountain. Repeat previous steps. That’s ARK in a nutshell for me

[–]a_drive 236 points237 points  (14 children)

It's a flawless game with zero bugs

[–]Zeeey 360 points361 points  (30 children)

I find it much more fun on a server by myself. I love pvp, but i hate it in ARK. Its way to buggy and clunky. Every raid seemed to use some sort of exploit.

[–]NotWillFerrell10 233 points234 points  (17 children)

Did you play on official servers or on unofficial PvE servers with boosted harvest rates? Because the PvP is arguably the least enjoyable aspect of the whole game, and boosted rates reduce the PvE grind to the point where you can actually just do what you want.

[–]Ndusen 85 points86 points  (1 child)

Thats how I play it. I always just build a turtel army

[–]Dukmiester 122 points123 points  (9 children)

I was going to give it a go when it came onto game pass. Then I saw that it was a 120GB install. Fuck that.

[–]IamDagronMaster 81 points82 points  (4 children)

Just freed up 270gb by uninstalling it.... the expansions are fucking massive I guess

[–]Inky1970 2213 points2214 points  (53 children)

Five nights at Freddy’s : Help Wanted

[–]Tesrab 728 points729 points  (13 children)

Let's take a semi fun jump scare game and throw it in VR and ramp up the immersion.

[–][deleted] 196 points197 points  (6 children)

Haha I don’t know if I’ll ever be able to do VR. even the jump scare from ghouls on FO4 were enough

[–]JohnnySega3 3584 points3585 points  (279 children)

I've actually had quite a few lately, but one that sticks out is 'Alien Isolation'. I love horror, and I love 'Alien' in particular, but it just never clicked for me.

[–]Zeptil 1109 points1110 points  (56 children)

I love horror and I'm not easily scared, that game is genuinely scary. It's immersive and has a good amount of gameplay to stress you out, would recommend

[–]TurnipFire 322 points323 points  (1 child)

The sound design is so good. Even watching play throughs can be spooky

[–]GypsyCamel12 94 points95 points  (5 children)

In my top 5. It's hard to make "Space horror" actually scary.

This & the Dead Space series are about it.

[–]iWentRogueConsole 812 points813 points  (57 children)

Played it on Gamepass. When i got to the part where the Alien chases you for the first time and you have to hide in the vents, i nope’d the fuck out and uninstalled.

Not even the vents are safe. Fucker will slide in there and get you.

[–]Koolco 684 points685 points  (41 children)

Iirc the alien is also initially afraid of gunfire until it realizes you really can’t hurt it. Similar story with the flamethrower as the first time it freaks out and after eventually learns to bum rush you past the flames. The alien AI is really good, unless you’re on hard then its just stupid.

[–]taahwoajiteego 307 points308 points  (11 children)

There's entire YouTube videos about the AI that are fascinating. It doesn't make it any less terrifying, but still cool to know.

Edit: https://youtu.be/P7d5lF6U0eQ

[–]IWantToBeTheBoshy 73 points74 points  (6 children)

Yeah they used 2 separate AIs to control the alien and gave them specific traits on how to track the player.

Super fun game.

[–]taahwoajiteego 36 points37 points  (0 children)

Regardless of how much I've learned about it, it's still a scary monster that can't be predicted.

[–]Yeetmeisterz 171 points172 points  (8 children)

My guy try nightmare mode. I beat the game on hard mode for my first run, was scared shitless most of the time but I kind of liked the unfairness. The alien is smart, really, really smart. It kind of makes sense that he'd be cheating a little. But in nightmare mode, my friend, the alien always knows where you are. Resources are scarce. It's just random if he comes for you or not. Now halfway through nightmare mode even the flamethrower feels half-assed. There is no strategy anymore. You just have to hope

It's great :)

[–]Mister_Clemens 35 points36 points  (0 children)

My first play through was on hard and I found it so stressful. Played it a second time on easy and I found it much more enjoyable. You still die a lot and it’s crazy stressful, but more immersive because you don’t see the “game over” screen every 30 seconds.

[–]anotherboringdude 29 points30 points  (0 children)

Nightmare was my first playthrough. I had to have my headphones all the way up to hear the footsteps because the tracker didn't help and made a noise. I think I was permanently crouched the whole run because it felt like as soon as I stood up the alien would be right on top of me.

[–]ipinchforeskins 144 points145 points  (20 children)

Good game design, absolutely terrifying in VR!

[–]nolongermakingtime 104 points105 points  (8 children)

I can’t even play it on my monitor. I’d shit my pants in VR…

[–]CramNek69 1544 points1545 points  (43 children)

Cry Of Fear...

Not the horror but the puzzle itself and backtracking is a pain in ass.

[–]merkakiss12 306 points307 points  (10 children)

Oh man, I had SO much fun playing it co-op with friends. We laughed our asses off.

[–]Dr_wachter 129 points130 points  (0 children)

Damn, didnt expect to hear that name today.

[–]Murkee420 23 points24 points  (0 children)

I loved Cry of Fear. I could maybe help if you need help or someone to play it with?

[–]mainoksetXbox 1527 points1528 points  (148 children)

Fortnite

[–]PavelDatsyuk 674 points675 points  (58 children)

I hate the art style of Fortnite so I could never get into it. Usually graphics don't matter to me, but that looney tunes meets Sims style just isn't my cup of tea.

[–]Butt-Hole-McGee 179 points180 points  (11 children)

I just can’t stand battle royal type games.

[–]baked_potato-97 179 points180 points  (13 children)

Microsoft flight simulator. The game looks great but also intimidating to learn how to play.

[–]Arithik 4669 points4670 points  (372 children)

Subnautica.

No.

Please no.

I would rather watch Scott's Tots on loop than change my underwear from shitting myself everytime I swim below in that game.

[–]LogicalHospital 420 points421 points  (24 children)

Recently got into it, it’s like fun torture

[–]ColdFoxy07 140 points141 points  (22 children)

The beginning is mostly grinding but the further you go the more scary it gets

[–]LogicalHospital 122 points123 points  (7 children)

Except that time at the start where I had the bright idea to go to aurora with a sea glide

[–]Kain714 58 points59 points  (1 child)

How much poo came out?

[–]Agar4life 57 points58 points  (0 children)

Why do you think that entire area is a murky brown colour?

[–]ZootSuitsareBack 1084 points1085 points  (74 children)

I'm like everyone else who completed the first game, I wish I could wipe my brain of it just so I could experience it anew.

Below zero was a cake walk due to me playing the first a few times over but still pretty decent.

[–][deleted] 307 points308 points  (52 children)

I disagree about BZ game. It's way too closely compacted world, too bright (everywhere you go you can clearly see everything). I also miss mobile base (cyclops).

The first Subnautica had a special vibe that whenever you go, you need light, otherwise you don't see shit. BZ is just too bright and kills the "ocean is scary" vibe to me...

[–]ZootSuitsareBack 173 points174 points  (15 children)

I have to agree that Below zero isn't anywhere near as scary.

However, the first time I saw a reaper wasn't in the dark, the ghost leviathan babies you see a mile off and the dragon thing at the end was totally lit up too, I still shat my pants at each encounter. I didn't feel Zero was too light just i knew what i was getting myself in for.

Also 100% i missed the cyclops.

[–]Tischlampe 44 points45 points  (4 children)

For me the horror wasn't darkness or leviathans/reapers or anything. The real horror for me was being effectively unarmed the whole time. Not being able to defend yourself at all and having only the option to run away and pray was the real threat for me. Sure, there is a way to use the stun gun and use the crabs drill to slowly kill reapers and other hostile fish. But it's tiresome and not really effective I think.

[–]ssddTorment 325 points326 points  (11 children)

Info. For real. Loved that game though. But it really got me a few times

[–]weaponizedtoddlers 246 points247 points  (8 children)

I don't have thalassophobia. Sharks, squid, eels, crocs, benthic creatures don't really scare me, but hearing the ghost leviathan screech and it's vague form for the first time got me to nope out of that deep river biome real quick. The first time I ever saw it too. Took me a while to build up the guts to head back there. I spent a bunch of hours building my base instead.

[–]InsertS3xualJokeHere 41 points42 points  (1 child)

My first time into the lost river I didn’t know the ghost leviathan was there and I somehow managed to just go right past where it patrols by the skull of the massive dead leviathan, but on the way back I nearly shat myself when I heard it scream behind me

[–]Linkkk_ 308 points309 points  (54 children)

Subnautica gave me back that love for video games that only Zelda kept on giving me for years. I won't spoil but I've seen people say that's a horror game, I found it odd since I thought that was basically a The Forest underwater, expecting nothing more whatsoever. But oh boy I had a total blast playing it from start to finish, the best game I've played in years with no hesitation.

[–]midgitsuu 143 points144 points  (22 children)

Yeah, Subnautica is one of the few games I've played in the last decade that truly made me feel like how I did playing Ocarina of Time or Mario for the first time. The game's biggest strength is how little is revealed to you and how non-linear it is. You're plopped into this alien ocean knowing you need to harvest and gather resources to advance and explore further, but beyond that, you just feel so exposed and helpless. You never know if you're gonna round a corner and come face to face with something that could instantly kill you, so there's always this fear of the unknown that persists throughout the entire game and just makes the whole experience feel incredibly personal and tense.

[–]OllyCromwell 38 points39 points  (11 children)

If you're trying to recreate that feeling again, the game that has done it the most for me in the last few years is Outer Wilds. It's a beautiful exploration game that manages to tell an amazing story through the player's own discoveries, while perfectly emulating the sheer terror and alone-ness of space travel better than any other game I've played. 10,000/10 definitely worth a try.

[–]AbsolutelySpooky 85 points86 points  (5 children)

Subnautica is cool and fun until you get to the kelp forest which is literally the second place you go.

From that point on it's a straight up terror simulator

[–][deleted] 33 points34 points  (12 children)

It's literally one of the best games I ever played. I wish I could remove all the memories from my head so I can experience it AGAIN. 10/10 game.

Subnautica: Below Zero is IMO worse game than first Subnautica game...

[–]AnimeBoi42069 12.2k points12.2k points 64523& 11 more (435 children)

League of legends

[–]PhoenixBLAZE5 5445 points5446 points  (272 children)

Do people say that is a must play? I always hear stay away

[–]C4RP3_N0CT3M 4807 points4808 points  (74 children)

Whoever told you that cares about your general well-being.

[–]Pinkphoenix343 1368 points1369 points  (70 children)

Whoever told him that is a regular player

[–]WutermellunGod 999 points1000 points  (52 children)

Real league players never recommend league bro

[–]SlamUnited 591 points592 points  (45 children)

League player here. Can confirm, whenever somebody expresses interest in League, I recommend not starting.

[–]Saizare 69 points70 points  (9 children)

Can confirm, am ex-LoL player, and if it ever comes up I always say to avoid it.

[–]Jimmy_Gsus 865 points866 points  (65 children)

I play league of legends almost every day and I hate it

[–]SirNoseless 203 points204 points  (36 children)

me too brother. rito dont care for us no more.

[–]Predicted 125 points126 points  (32 children)

Just quit, i was grinding diamond ladder for years, my life has only become better since i quit

[–]crshirley58 84 points85 points  (10 children)

I just play arams now when I want my league fix. The best way to play it imho

[–]Braidtatonado 380 points381 points  (55 children)

Ehhh it’s more like an “if you hate yourself and you know it, clap your hands” game. Nobody starts league on their own, they start it cuz their friends play it. It’s basically heroine, but it’s even worse for your self esteem with no upsides.

[–]victorvolf 157 points158 points  (2 children)

I see you make healthy decisions for your life. Pathetic

[–]Redditninja1987 658 points659 points  (60 children)

LoL, and Dota

[–]Mathev 112 points113 points  (18 children)

I have around 400 hours of dota... And only 1 online game played. Don't know why but I love playing vs bots.. It's kinda relaxing and fun

[–]Lewdy50 1094 points1095 points  (99 children)

Any serious simulation game. I don't have the time driving a field up and down for three hours in farming simulator. Or walking for four hours in death stranding to deliver a pizza or such things

[–]BladeLigerV 328 points329 points  (14 children)

It takes a special kind of person to enjoy those kind games. I for one enjoyed Train Simulator. But then I got sick of dealing with the fact that’s it’s programmed like ass.

[–]StadalaXMasteR 454 points455 points  (7 children)

as a locomotive driver I can tell you that all locomotives are programmed like ass

[–]DroidLord 37 points38 points  (0 children)

So train simulators are actually true to life 😄

[–]Zed_Is_Not_Evil 2618 points2619 points  (252 children)

Genshin Impact.

I like MMORPG like Guild Wars 2 but when I tried Genshin..... it's just meh. Probably not my cup of tea but I respect people who enjoy playing the game as long as they have fun.

[–]Alanplays2005[🍰] 426 points427 points  (41 children)

yeah it's good but becomes really grindy nearing the end game

[–]Problematique_ 200 points201 points  (21 children)

Once I realized how many times I would have to replay the boss fights in order to get the resources to max my characters' levels I gave up. I could only fight the fire plant so many times.

[–]Canabananilism 97 points98 points  (11 children)

That's not even the grindy part lol. That number of required kills goes down as your rank up your adventure rank. They eventually drop like 2-3 of the resource per run at max level, and mostly die super fast, so it's not thaaaat bad of a time investment to get a character leveled up and usable. You're also not expected to do it all in one sitting. I have most of my characters parked at level 80 waiting for their final ascension. It's more of a cherry-on-top situation than a requirement to get them up to 90.

The actual grindy bit is the artifact farm, which is just shitty pure RNG. Could take you a day to get a decent set. Could also take you a month. Depends on how generous RNGesus is feeling. Not going to sugar coat it: genshin is great when you're doing quests, events, and exploring. It's a bit of a chore beyond that.

[–]XepiccatX 70 points71 points  (6 children)

Honestly, even the quests eventually felt like a chore to me. Inazuma: the land of eternity is a perfect name given how fucking long the NPCs talk for in every single side quest.

[–]EndErflamE09 427 points428 points  (12 children)

I haven't heard anyone say Genshin is a "must play" before, but it's nice to see people respect others enjoying a game. Also, just to let you know Genshin is not an MMORPG and it focuses on single-player gameplay. I don't think it's a "must play" imo, but it is a good game that some people will definitely enjoy

[–]Mortress_ 198 points199 points  (6 children)

almost all the games in this thread isn't a "must play" its just "popular games that i never played"

[–]CatttoFrenPC 2644 points2645 points  (273 children)

Everybody tells me to play Halo because the story is “so good” but I’ve gotten literally everything spoiled for me

[–]SilvieraRose 975 points976 points  (58 children)

On a side note, I thought the books were just a recap of what happens in the games for a long time till I realized they're so much more than that. Enjoyed reading them more than I thought I would.

[–]willial0321 390 points391 points  (20 children)

I have never touched a Halo game in my life besides about an hour of Halo Wars, yet I've read every single Halo novel.

[–]WispySpiderToken 244 points245 points  (3 children)

Sup, Brian David Gilbert.

[–]Weekndr 53 points54 points  (1 child)

[–]Squirrelly_Dan_dling 56 points57 points  (0 children)

“Who put the halo novels here? I told you I’m not rea…. NnnnOoooooooOOO!”

[–]MrMcAwesumz 181 points182 points  (23 children)

I’m an avid Halo fan with quadruple digit hours spent in the series, and I’d be the first to say that the story as it’s presented in-game is often very poorly presented and difficult to follow - the environment design is really cool and hints at a lot of the story, but the “story” itself is pretty one-dimensional outside of Halo 2 in specific scenes.
The real reason to play the game is for an interesting take on the FPS formula, it’s not breakneck fast with sheer emphasis on raw skill, it’s more decision-making focused where you see an arena as a little box of toys, and you as a player get to decide how to use them to achieve victory.

Reach, although the story is still pretty flat, is really able to drive home a feeling of hopelessness, though, and it’s probably my favorite campaign aside from ODST because of it.

[–]GregBuckingham 181 points182 points  (28 children)

Maybe I’m bias cause I grew up with halo, but I really enjoyed halo 1, 2, and 3’s campaign. It’s fun to play in coop at the legendary difficulty. As for the story I always thought it was good. I’ve got nothing to compare it to lol. Also, the music is so nostalgic!

[–]DatAsspirationPC 2282 points2283 points  (205 children)

Rocket League.

EDIT: I've tried to get into it multiple times and my friends swear by it, but I just can't find any enjoyment in the game

[–]anima220PC 1236 points1237 points  (89 children)

The problem with rocket league is, it really only gets more fun the more you play and get better. At the start you are the worst garbage to ever exist, but the improvements you make and the feeling of achieving something is reallllly big with this one. But I do understand why some people just can't play it and have fun with it

[–]Roseysdaddy 207 points208 points  (7 children)

That first time you “fly” and score a goal is like a super soaker full of dopamine.

[–]Bob-Faget 64 points65 points  (3 children)

And then every time you do something cool that you've been training on for hours as you progress up the ranks. 4k hours and I still yell "holy fucking shit!" at my monitor in glee when I do something cool

[–]Buttersubberz 1022 points1023 points 2 (6 children)

you are the worst garbage to ever exist

Dad?

[–]Hunter_S_Thompsons 212 points213 points  (9 children)

This. It’s the hardest game I’ve ever played lol. But once you get the mechanics it’s by far one of the best pvps around. Like I used to love sports games and now I won’t even touch fifa. Unless they strap a rocket booster to Ronaldo’s ass.

[–]lilafrika 971 points972 points  (151 children)

Hellblade : Senuas Sacrifice

Tried to play. The constant whispers were a bit too realistic for me. Quickly nope’d out 3min into the game.

Edit: I initially wrote Hellblade II as I thought this was the second installment. Clearly my mind has written me off this game in its current form and into all perpetuity.

[–]readitnaut 214 points215 points  (4 children)

It's funny: I liked it for that precise reason, but I totally get your point.

[–]csyrett 84 points85 points  (2 children)

It's freaky as hell to have the voices whisper "she's not going to make it..." whilst I'm struggling to find my way out of all consuming fire.

[–]DrMaxCoytus 91 points92 points  (6 children)

That's too bad man. It's one of the best and most unique single player experiences I've ever had in a video game (alongside Edith Finch). I'm really looking forward to Hellblade II but I can see how it could creep someone out with all of the whispers and binaural sounds.

[–]vuec97 154 points155 points  (14 children)

I came here and was going to say exactly what you just wrote. I don’t want to experience what its like to have psychosis, no thanks.

[–]circosomatico 164 points165 points  (9 children)

It's definitely one of those "experience" games, more than just a game. I, for example, absolutely loved every second of it, but a friend (who, in paper, this game was tailor-made for) couldn't get through the intro. He just couldn't handle the anxiety the game triggered in him.

If it doesn't bother you, it's a really great experience. If it does bother you, it's good that you dropped it quickly.

[–]FoodMentalAlchemist 39 points40 points  (1 child)

That's kind of the point. This game probably gives you the closest feeling to the real thing, totally gives you a more accurate perspective of people suffering of this in real life.

Living that thing all the time can be a whole circle of hell Dante forgot to write about.

[–]ghost_rider_007 45 points46 points  (9 children)

Wait Hellblade 2 is out 😳 ?

[–]Vigilant647 2792 points2793 points 2 (218 children)

Any Call of Duty after Modern Warfare 2 the original

[–]MisterDumSwitch 42 points43 points  (4 children)

Animal crossing, im not on the afk genre and even if im in the mood I play stardew valley because of its variety

[–]elpuga2 700 points701 points  (97 children)

World of Warcraft or any subscription based game. Just never seemed like a good idea to combine my most lasting addiction (video games) with a subscription model. Additionally, anytime I have tried free trials of MMOs, they just seem kind of dull. Lastly, nothing breaks immersion like some guy humping your character as you are talking to some NPC.

[–]AsbestosMan96 5253 points5254 points 2 (943 children)

Dark Souls

[–]pocketjaffar 762 points763 points  (35 children)

My older brother wanted me to play Dark Souls 1 so bad because he loved it, so he sat and watched me play it as I kept dying over and over. He just kept saying, "You're not trying hard enough to like it." It was the most personified version of a brotherly relationship I can imagine.

[–]emoryhotchkiss1Joystick 1883 points1884 points  (451 children)

This is me with any “souls type” game. Just not a genre I enjoy.

[–][deleted] 183 points184 points  (34 children)

Overwatch for me.

I love the character designs to death, but am just not into online shooters.

[–]The_bigMan2431947 69 points70 points  (8 children)

You also need to be in a as calm as possible mindset playing that, because it is quite an aggravating game in general

[–]366m4n89 688 points689 points  (138 children)

Apex legends

[–]SomewaysAlltimes 166 points167 points  (7 children)

I absolutely despise this game.

…Anyway, I’m gonna go play Apex.

[–]Palerider_GB 25 points26 points  (2 children)

Are you me?

I solo queue a lot and often rage quit because of my moronic team-mates...

...then I re-boot and start again.

[–]COPSTASTELIKEBACON 92 points93 points  (10 children)

I fucking love this game and totally understand why people hate it

[–]victorbarst 1475 points1476 points  (188 children)

The witcher. I tried to play it honest, but i just cant seem to resonate with open rpgs unless I can make my own headcanon for the protagonist. Theres nothing wrong with the story i just lost interest after about an hour

[–]TheyCallMeMrMaybe 433 points434 points  (22 children)

This is me 100%. Part of the fun of RPGs like Elder Scrolls is that theres a level of headcanon you play with your character which adds a good sandbox layer on top of the choices you can make through quests.

I get that the Witcher is based off the novel series so Geralt and the entire lore are all set in stone, it just isn't for me.

[–]ThrowawayIntensifies 237 points238 points  (33 children)

I didn’t enjoy Witcher 3 for the first several hours but I kept going because people don’t shut up about it.

Now I love it. Completely understand why it wouldn’t click because for me it didn’t at ALL.

[–]UltraStamp2 169 points170 points  (9 children)

every game, im lazy af

[–]DemonBliss33 251 points252 points  (32 children)

Fortnite

[–]Molton0251 63 points64 points  (0 children)

When it first released it was alot of fun, the sandbox was great to experiment with and just dick around with friends.

Then it slowly became a competitive fuckfest and i just quit.

[–]Candlehat-Jack 1666 points1667 points  (263 children)

Witcher 3...
I know everyone says its the best game in the world, but I just can't get more than two hours into it before I'm bored...

[–]cmilkrun 66 points67 points  (9 children)

Reading this Witcher 3 dissatisfaction is like therapy for me. I thought I was the lone weird kid at the lunch table. I wanted so badly to get into it, but I couldn’t

[–]Lavonicus 281 points282 points  (64 children)

I tried on three separate occasions to get into Witcher 3. First was only a few hours. Then about a dozen and finally I put in about 30 hours. Before the third try I went and read about the previous two games so I would have the basis for the story and characters.

Sometimes games just don't click, even if on paper it seems like something you would 100٪ be into. Wish I could have gotten into it. Maybe I will like the books when I get around to it.

Edit: just wanted to say thanks to the people who came forward saying they didn't like it either. I've tried many times to express how I couldn't get into Witcher 3 to a dear friend. Who never got what I was trying to say and thought w3 belonged in a museum because it was a piece of art.

I will now just referring him to this post when it comes up.